Cunning Linguist (Underground Sorority 0.5) by Rachel Shane
Fallon Horowitz came to Throckmorton University buoyed by her art talent, which earned her both a scholarship and fame back home. But at college, her classmates pick apart every brush stroke and her professors dole out D’s like candy. She has one last shot to hack it in the art program: a student gallery showcase with a public critique by the professors–the equivalent of being hanged in the town square.
But then she meets Liam, a ruggedly cute acting major who has an idea for how Fallon can win over the professors and gain back her notoriety. An idea that involves a nude mold of his exceptional body. In exchange, she agrees to help with his own project: winning back the ex-girlfriend who dumped him only hours before. But the more time Liam and Fallon spend together, the harder she falls for the guy who’s still hung up on someone else.
This is a standalone prequel novella. It can be read out of order. The events in this book take place a year before book 1 begins.